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About personal protective equipment
In today's world, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) helps protect against the dangers of transmitting illnesses. It can also be worn to minimize risks resulting from contact with radiological, physical, mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards. PPE is used to protect you from coming in contact with another person's bodily fluids, including saliva droplets and blood. While personal protective equipment has always been available for purchase, it's more common to find PPE in more stores in recent times. Instacart can help you find the PPE you need to protect yourself.
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FAQs about personal protective equipment
No. Personal protective equipment such as surgical masks and N95 respirators should be used only by first responders, health care providers, and other frontline employees. These groups are at a much higher risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus and need the added layer of protection. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends cloth face coverings to protect you and your family from the coronavirus. Using a mask and following the guidelines to keep 6 feet apart is recommended to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Face coverings are strongly recommended to help reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus. However, it should be noted that there are exceptions to this recommendation. Children under the age of two should not use a face covering. Anyone who has difficulty breathing, goes unconscious, or becomes incapacitated should not use a face covering.
People with certain disabilities may also not be able to wear a face-covering safely. If they can't remove the mask without assistance or lick, suck, or drool on the face covering, it's recommended that one not be used. People who are hard of hearing and depend on lip-reading may experience difficulty communicating when others around them wear face coverings. A handful of underlying medical conditions, such as asthma, may limit a person's ability to wear a face-covering safely.
Yes! Start by downloading the Instacart app and then search for retailers in your area that offer PPE for purchase. Add the personal protective equipment to your cart and checkout, then sit back and relax while Instacart gets to work. An Instacart shopper will go to the store to purchase your items and then deliver them to your doorstep. Same-day delivery is available in most areas, with some deliveries available in under 2 hours! Get shopping with Instacart today and start spending your time doing more of what you love!